Boroondara Kindergarten Central Enrolment Scheme (BKCES)
We work in collaboration with kindergarten committees to develop a consistent process for families. Here you will find all the information you need to apply to these kindergartens.
To apply to any kindergarten which is not part of the Central Enrolment Scheme, view the complete list of kindergartens (DOC, 727 kB) located within Boroondara. Most of Boroondara's Long Day Care Centres (DOC, 232 kB) also operate registered kindergarten programs.
There are a number of vacancies in four-year-old funded programs in BKCES kindergartens across Boroondara. Please contact BKCES Administration Officers for a complete list.
There are a few vacancies for three-year-old kindergarten programs in selected BKCES kindergartens.
For all kindergarten enquiries, please contact BKCES Administration Officers on 9278 4444 or email BKCES.
Community-managed Kindergarten Open Days 2013
Many community-managed kindergartens in Boroondara hold Open Days for parents to view their services and facilities and meet the Educators. View the Open Day page for full details.
Information kit and application form
This information kit and application form (two separate documents) is for three-year-old and four-year-old entry from 2013 onwards.
BKCES application forms are also available from BKCES Member Kindergartens, Maternal and Child Health Centres, Libraries and Council Offices. We are also happy to mail you a hard copy of any forms you need.
Enrolment enquiries should be directed to the BKCES Central Enrolment Officer on 9278 4444 or email BKCES.
A change of application details form is also included in the kit, or is available as a separate form.
Use this form to change your preferences if you have already applied. If you change your preference before the end of Term 2 in the year preceding attendance, the original date of application is kept. However, a change of preference after this time will result in your application being placed at the end of the waiting list.
Use this form when making an application for special consideration to the BKCES. Supporting documentation must accompany this form to be eligible for special consideration.
Program changes for 2013
This document outlines changes to some three- and four-year-old programs in 2013.
Due to the phasing in of a new policy, there are currently two documents available:
Central Enrolment Scheme frequently asked questions (FAQs)
How do I apply?
Obtain a BKCES Application Form from libraries, maternal and child health centres, member kindergartens, Council Offices or from this page.
How many kindergartens can I indicate a preference for?
You can preference up to five kindergartens; however, if you have a clear preference for one kindergarten, it would be advantageous to nominate all groups within that service.
How do you rank applicants?
The selection criteria are in the BKCES Information Kit. If you require further clarification on any issues, refer to the relevant Enrolment Policy.
When can I lodge an application?
Apply when your child turns two years of age.